Safely, Legally, and Anonymously Surrender an Unwanted Infant

New Jersey's Safe Haven Infant Protection Act allows an individual to give up an unwanted infant safely, legally and anonymously. The parents - or someone acting on their behalf - can leave an unharmed baby less than 30 days old with staff at any hospital emergency room, police station, fire station, ambulance, first aid or rescue squad. The New Jersey Department of Children and Families will ensure that the infant is placed with a foster or pre-adoptive home.

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History

Find out how on August 7, 2000, the New Jersey Safe Haven Infant Protection Act became law

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Publications

Safe Haven materials are free of charge and available by completing the form. Some materials are also available to download.

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Statistics

See the chart of how many infants were surrenderd from 2000 to 2018

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